Latest News – October 9

Important Meetings: The Law, The Wall, The Interview

There are a number of important meetings coming up that Leadvilleites should mark on the calendar.

One week from today, Monday, Oct. 16, Lake County residents will have a chance to weigh in on law enforcement efforts and issues. The Town Hall Meeting will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Lake County High School cafeteria. This is an opportunity for people to ask questions and/or voice concerns.

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On Monday, October 16 the community will have a chance to let local law enforcement agencies know how they are doing on the job. Photo: Leadville Today/Kathy Bedell.

Lake County Sheriff Rodney Fenske, Leadville Police Chief Robert Glenny and 5th Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown will be in attendance and available for discussing law enforcement related issues. If you can’t attend but have a question to pose, drop Leadville Today an email at and attempts, but no promises, will be made to ask it. Thank You!

Turquoise Lake Outing Ends in Death

Here is the official Lake County Sheriff’s report concerning the dirt bike fatality which occurred out at Turquoise Lake on September 30, 2017. The report was released this morning, October 9, 2017 after the investigation was complete by Under-sheriff Fernando Mendoza.Incident_September 30_Turquoise Lake_Lake County Sheriff's Office

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P&Z Hearing for Railyard on Wednesday

Another meeting of interest for those wanting to provide input regarding the new development: Railyard @ Leadville should plan on attending this Wednesday’s City Of Leadville Planning & Zoning Commission & City Council Public Hearing.


The Phase I Public Hearing for the Railyards @ Leadville development (aka, We ♥ Leadville property) will be this Wednesday, October 11.

The hearing takes place in City Council Chambers at City Hall in downtown Leadville starting at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 11. The agenda indicates that the meeting will primarily focus on the “Railyards at Leadville Planned Unit Development Phase 1 Public Hearing.”

If you’re one of the thousands that joined the conversation on the Leadville Today Facebook Page and are interested in seeing the details on the plans, this is your chance. Or if you can’t attend, you can find city contact information: HERE.

Hone Your Job Interview Skills

Are you job hunting? There’s all kinds of FREE help available in October for Lake County employees looking for work. This Tuesday, readers are reminded that the Leadville Workforce Center in Leadville continues with their FREE Job Seekers Workshops. On October 10, the discussion will focus on “Interview Secrets.” So if you’re in the market for a job and want to give yourself that extra edge during the interview process, then plan to connect on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. All workshops last 30-45 minutes.

Workforce October 2017You can participate from your smart device, PC or in person at one of the Workforce Centers. The Lake County Public Library also offers a WORKFORCE LAPTOP for persons looking for employment or filing for unemployment. This system is dedicated to help job seekers. 

For workshop attendees, you need to register and can do so ONLINE or contact Sue Miller at the Leadville Workforce Center at or by calling (719) 486-2428. Increase your skill set, put your best foot forward, and get that great job that’s waiting just for you!



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